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The California Pilots Association filed suit last week to block a trucking terminal and fuel tanks slated to be built 1,300 feet from a runway at Tulare Airport...

A helicopter pilot in Indiana is charged with flying while intoxicated, a misdemeanor, after he and a passenger were hurt in a crash last year. Prosecutors say the pilot's blood-alcohol level was twice the legal limit...

Flight restrictions for Boston's Democratic National Convention next month are expected to be widespread and stringent, with slot reservations required for many flights...

U.S. Navy pilot Marcel LeBlanc of New Orleans accepted the Navy's Lt. Cmdr. Michael J. Hoff Attack Aviator of the Year Award on June 11, for his work in Iraq in 2003...

With its own B-17, Aluminum Overcast, out of commission with damaged landing gear, EAA is reviving a B-17 from a New York museum to fly passengers at Oshkosh and complete the aircraft's national tour...

Dick "Van" Van Grunsven, founder of the RV line of kitplanes, is the 2004 recipient of the EAA Freedom of Flight award...

Unmanned aerial vehicles will be deployed June 30 to patrol the Arizona-Mexico border. Officials at the Department of Homeland Security's Science and Technology Directorate are helping border-patrol officials with research and development of UAVs, including developing operational requirements and related technologies, such as aerostats, lighter-than-air ships and towers...

An ultralight pilot in Oklahoma landed safely last Sunday after deploying his ballistic chute. The pilot later said his engine failed at 800 feet...

Aviation names converge: When Florida pilot Douglas Bergner made an emergency landing last week in his Beech Bonanza, he put it down in an open pasture off Piper Road.